The Santa Maria-Bonita School District appreciates the support it receives from businesses, local organizations and people throughout the community. The support helps make our students and schools the best they can be.

Apio has donated 10 new mobile salad bars to SMBSD schools. The salad bars are valued at more than $27,000. District schools have featured salad bars for many years, but the new ones have a better, wider design for student accessibility and use. The district cafeterias serve locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Apio also donated a variety of vegetables to the student food program. Thank you very much, Apio, for supporting the district’s nutritional school breakfasts and lunches!

Adam School thanks Mr. Ruvalcaba of McDonald’s on the corner of Broadway and Fesler for donating cups, juice, ice and dispensers so that the school’s 1,000 students could have refreshments during the recent fundraising Jog-A-Thon.

The Arellanes Junior High Builders Club appreciates the constant support of the Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis Club over the years. Recently, Kiwanis members visited the school to witness the installation of the the 2012-2013 Builders Club student officers. The AJH club members would like to thank Dr. Glenn Prezkop, Alfred Vierra, Moose Rinke, Steven Geraci, Bob Morrison, Bob Doyle, Galen Clark, John Ross, Dr. Roland Miller and Janet Silveria for supporting their efforts.

Battles School would like to thank Target for donating a large quantity of paper to the school to assist in implementing a language arts Home-School Connection program. The school also thanks Home Motors for donating $100 for field trips. Cookie Cookery donated items at cost for a benefit bake sale, and Battles thanks them for their support. Students and staff send a “thank you” to Dr. Kamlesh Desai’s Indian cultural group which painted wall banners around the campus depicting the school vision.

Ontiveros School has a few organizations and people to thank. The school would like to thank the Santa Barbara Foundation which sponsored a PCPA production of “The Reluctant Dragon,” a free assembly enjoyed by all 1st through 6th grade students in September. Thanks also to teacher Mario Mendoza from the SBCEO Severely Handicapped SDC Staff who filled in for teacher Crystal Snow so she could give a presentation on deafness and sign language in Tina Rodriguez’s 2nd grade classroom. The students played “Go Fish” using the signs Ms. Snow taught them. The school also thanks its PTA. The PTA sponsored a paper drive and more than 220 reams of copy paper were collected.

The district thanks Cayucos children’s author Eveyln Dabritz for donating three of her nature books to each of the district’s 15 elementary school libraries. The books are a mixture of fiction and facts about animals’ life cycles. The donated books were Kelp Condo Crisis, How the Innkeeper Worm Got a Full House and It’s Not Easy Being a Pelican. The publication of the books was partially funded by a grant from the Morro Bay National Estuary Program. Thank you Mrs. Dabritz for encouraging literacy.